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Football News > Nike Maxim Football - Premier League, Serie A & La Liga Match Ball

Following much anticipation, we can bring you up close to the new Nike Maxim – the match ball to be used across the EPL, La Liga and Serie A leagues for the 2012/13 season. The Nike Maxim follows in the company’s long line of elite match balls, designed to meet the highest standards in performance.

As Nike's twelfth official European match-ball, the Maxim succeeds the popular Seitiro. In similar fashion to previous seasons, the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A will receive league specific colourways of the Maxim ahead of the 2012/13 season. These will be released alongside the standard version as featured here.

In the battle of the balls, there is a fierce rivalry between Nike and adidas. Despite adidas owning the rights on the international stage, the Nike swoosh gets those invaluable seconds on screen before every EPL, La Liga and Serie A match kicks off. Thanks to this association, Nike have become the recognised brand of Europe's elite leagues.

For over a decade Nike have continued to deliver new levels of performance innovation. The Nike Maxim football uses RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response) visual technology. The lab and field tested standard of visual performance allows players to see the ball better.

This combination of visual technology with the newly designed graphics and contrast creates an optimal signal picture on the pitch, allowing players to make faster decisions and stay ahead of the game. 

The engineering of Nike's elite-level match ball has stayed the same since the 2009/10 Ascente ball. The Nike Maxim stays true to the successful Geo II design, incorporating technology that allows the ball to travel faster, longer and truer than any other ball.

The synthetic casing on the Nike Maxim football creates a golf ball dimple effect, allowing players to have total control of the flight and movement of the ball. The five layer construction provides optimal first touch, while a 360 sweet spot gives a consistent response when striking the ball.   

Whether you'll be tuning into the EPL, La Liga, or Serie A, these are the three match balls set to be used by each of Europe's top divisions. In terms of colourways, it's the Serie A ball that always catches our eye! Expect to see the Nike Maxim in action from early pre-season fixtures as we countdown to another exciting campaign.

The Nike Maxim football is available to order now and is priced at around £85 / €100 EURO / $150 USD. The non-league standard version will combine with each league-branded ball to give you a choice of four designs.  

As always, we'd love to hear you opinions on the new Nike Maxim football and how it compares to some of Nike's previous designs!

Only published comments... Jul 05 2012, 11:04 AM by Soccer_Boots



polski byk said:


and pretty dope

July 5, 2012 1:10 PM

Troy said:

they say it every year about letting the players see the ball better... when really there is no difference what so ever..

July 5, 2012 1:14 PM

Cudpus said:

Best Ball yet :)

July 5, 2012 1:37 PM

onelovefutbol said:

great love it!

July 5, 2012 1:56 PM

soccer girl said:

Love it.The colours are really good.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 5, 2012 2:41 PM

iAmDavidVilla said:

i like the gradual aesthetic design progression over the years from nike, it would of seemed crazy to jump from the first red/blue hoops straight to this and i think it would of divided opinions but they let it evolve over the years, and judging from the previous comments its a winner!  

July 5, 2012 3:09 PM

SeanWHU said:

Think the design looks great, if i had £85 to spend on a ball i would invest in one, but as for making players see the ball better i'm not to sure, never ever heard a player say..."due to the design of the ball, i just could not see it, this is what i blame for today's performance" lol

July 5, 2012 3:15 PM

Pieter said:

there is too much happening... what happened to the classic white and black...

July 5, 2012 4:02 PM

lowblue4 said:

Brazilian and J-league use this ball too. They have different colors or each league as well. Wonder what they will look like...?

July 5, 2012 4:30 PM

Neymar skills said:

Great love it so much but I saw it coming it was in the new Nike ad

July 5, 2012 5:08 PM

kwiksienjan said:

It's like a 3D ball

July 5, 2012 5:25 PM

Neymar skills said:

Kwiksjenjan.       Of cause it's 3d a footballs a sphere even I know that and I'm twelve.

July 5, 2012 5:36 PM

Messi10Argentinafan said:

nice ball !!

July 5, 2012 6:20 PM

pcm19 said:

love the graphics, however, nike should change the engineering since they have had the same design for 4 years now

July 5, 2012 7:51 PM

Vaporista said:

love the Serie A ball!! and they should make some differences between the EPL ball and the La Liga ball.

July 5, 2012 8:16 PM

Rudyflipover0880 said:

Love love love it <3

July 5, 2012 8:58 PM


@ low blue, j league use adidas football's, not nike

July 5, 2012 10:45 PM

Mr I Like Classy Boots said:

Hate it.....

July 6, 2012 2:51 AM

nik-the-nike said:

Ugly Wrecking history

July 6, 2012 4:37 AM

C.Ronaldo JD said:

The balls are awesome. I love them

July 6, 2012 8:18 AM

Tangerine4Life said:

Awesome! I love the Nike footballs, they always have a brilliant feel to them

July 6, 2012 8:34 AM

i_am-clive said:

the mighty west ham will be putting this ball in tottenhams net several times this season big fat sams claret and blue army big fat sams claret and blue army big fat sams claret and blue army big fat sams claret and blue army big fat sams claret and blue army big fat sams claret and blue army big fat sams claret and blue army what do you mean kwiksienjan how could it not be a 3d ball you goon

July 6, 2012 9:19 AM

Getsuga04 said:

basic paneling? looks nice though...

July 6, 2012 10:24 AM

whatsGoodFam said:

sick ball bled

July 6, 2012 11:04 AM

Nau4a said:

i am clive - bumbass, just stop posting here, you haven't ability to do that, analphabetic. ;)

July 6, 2012 11:14 AM

Anna T said:

You should really take a look at yourself before attempting to insult others, that is twice you've made yourself look ridiculous sweetie ;-)

July 6, 2012 11:25 AM

Nau4a said:

hey sweetie. I've seen myself a lot of time. but once I said him to use punctuations, so everyone could understand what hes saying (he wrote like 5 sentences in which he asked question and there wasn't a single punctuation), than he called me as he could call himself. and then he comes to a lot of threads and posts ingorant, useless, instulting comments.  :)

July 6, 2012 12:55 PM

Mercurial VIII said:

It doesnt look that good to be but quite nice design

i prefer adidas footballs even though im a nike fan

(just tryin to be fair)


July 6, 2012 1:15 PM

Mercurial VIII said:


im totally with u.

this guy not only with out punctuation but without sense.


July 6, 2012 1:17 PM

Anna T said:

Well you two are losers.

July 6, 2012 1:53 PM

check_yoself_blud_ said:

ye they r losers bbe. dis is well nice how much is it?

July 6, 2012 4:16 PM

sgleave said:

The Serie A one is by far the best!

July 6, 2012 5:21 PM

diegobarca10 said:

  @pcm19 you have a good point but why fix something

   that isn't broken

July 6, 2012 8:10 PM

RCTID said:

I prefer the Nike Match balls over the adidas Match balls.  The adidas ones feel too light and fly funny.  Don't get me wrong, Nike balls will deform and become lopsided if you treat them wrong.

July 7, 2012 1:51 AM

edxsuarez said:

love itttttttttt

July 7, 2012 3:28 AM

JLK15 said:

i love the serie a colours much better than before i love this ball

July 7, 2012 12:02 PM

A_Di_Natale said:

i really interested the design

July 7, 2012 12:21 PM

NEverKNown said:


July 8, 2012 11:01 PM

barc4b0y said:

Well nothing really new here

July 9, 2012 7:09 AM

DR7 said:

So!!! nicle ball!!!

July 9, 2012 10:51 AM

Philippe_Neymar said:


how r u mistreating your balls hunny?

July 9, 2012 5:01 PM

AleCR7 said:

Looks Really Nice/Good . :) :/

July 10, 2012 8:20 AM

i_am-clive said:

manager brought one of these to trainin last nite wow phil neymar u benda

July 10, 2012 5:00 PM

Gunners FC said:

I like it very much, because my name is Maxim :D

July 15, 2012 4:59 AM

nik-the-nike said:


August 18, 2012 1:37 PM
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